Nearly 350 people turned out May 17 to join in the annual Homer O. Harvey (HOH) District 28 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Obstacle Course/Bike Race, which helps to fund scholarships for District 28 alumni.
This year’s HOH run/walk is estimated to have raised nearly $7,000 for college scholarships.
This year’s event set a record for overall participation, race organizers said. In addition, approximately 20 volunteers helped to coordinate the event, processing registrations, handing out packets, passing out water, and directing racers.
new race day raffle – featuring gift cards from local restaurants as well as
manicures and pedicures and fitness class certificates – also helped to raise
funds for scholarships. The raffle raised approximately $600.
“We’re so grateful to our school community and our local businesses for supporting the race,” said Race Co-Directors Mara Lappin and Mark Harris. “It was fantastic to see so many people participating this year, and we’re excited about the new obstacle course and bike race. The kids really seemed to enjoy those activities, and we’re going to build on that for next year!”